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Ali Cherri

  • The work of Ali Cherri, currently based in Beirut and in Paris, travers the traces of war in Lebanon in the landscape and in the collective memory. Like other artists of his generation, and unlike Walid Raad's established generation, Ali Cherri makes more metaphorical correspondences with this story, including linking political and geological catastrophes. He places the place of the landscape and the object in the writing of history, through films and installations. Ali Cherri has developed several works about archeology, exploring and showing how this field is at the heart of the construction of nation-states, notably when nationalist projects write their narrative relying on archaeological heritage. The artist through his practice emphasizes the instrumentalization of objects in different political, cultural and scientific discourses.

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General Rehearsal (Moscow)
26 Apr 2018–16 Sep 2018 Exhibitions
Ali Cherri

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The work of Ali Cherri, currently based in Beirut and in Paris, travers the traces of war in Lebanon in the landscape and in the collective memory. Like other artists of his generation, and unlike Walid Raad’s established generation, Ali Cherri makes more metaphorical correspondences with this story, including linking political and geological catastrophes. He places the place of the landscape and the object in the writing of history, through films and installations. Ali Cherri has developed several works about archeology, exploring and showing how this field is at the heart of the construction of nation-states, notably when nationalist projects write their narrative relying on archaeological heritage. The artist through his practice emphasizes the instrumentalization of objects in different political, cultural and scientific discourses.